It appears that justice may be coming… better late then never. House GOP is filing criminal charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner. Lerner was a key figure in the IRS targeting conservative groups and delaying their approval for 501(c)3 status leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Lerner ended up resigning (with pension) and faced no punitive consequences for her actions.
After years of stonewalling the investigation, new emails surfaced that resurrected the scandal.
The Gateway Pundit is reporting:
Rep. Roskam: The Obama Administration was very lenient with the crimes that Lois Lerner committed. And those are strong words that I’m using but the House Ways and Means Committee voted out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice which was completely dismissed by the Department of Justice… We think that Lois Lerner did two things wrong. Number one, she denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political philosophy. We’re convinced that there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that that’s true. And that’s a felony. Secondly, we suspect that she lied to the Inspecter General of the Treasury Department.
Here is the video from Stewart Varney FoxBusiness show:
Last week, more than 30 lawmakers sent a letter to President Trump last week calling for Obama’s IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen, to step down from his post before the end of his term.
The evidence of wrong doing has been overwhelming and it is awesome to see Republicans working to hold someone accountable for weaponizing the IRS and targeting opposing non-profit political organizations.